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Traffic Tuesday - Distracted Driving

Traffic Tuesday - Distracted Driving

Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on Distracted Driving!

First and foremost……DON’T read this while you are driving!!!!

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is anything that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or your mind off driving. It is extremely risky behavior that puts everyone on the road in danger. There are different kinds of driver distractions; Visual - Taking your eyes off the road, Manual - Taking your hands off the wheel, and Cognitive - Thinking about anything other than driving.

Please help prevent tragedies due to distracted driving. How you can help:

  • Turn off electronic devices and put them out of reach before starting to drive.

  • Be good role models for young drivers and set a good example. Talk with your teens about responsible driving.

  • Speak up when you are a passenger and your driver uses an electronic device while driving. Offer to make the call for the driver, so his or her full attention stays on the driving task.

  • Try not to eat while driving, especially something that is messy or going to take both hands.

  • Reading a magazine or a book while driving is NOT acceptable; yes, we have seen this done.

  • If you need to read or answer a text / email, pull into a business or parking area to respond.

  • Don’t put on make-up while driving.

  • Report a dangerous distracted driver.

  • Always wear your seat belt.

We will also be starting a weekly announcement, as part of Traffic Tuesday, on the number of traffic crashes that occur within the City of Cape Coral during the previous week.

Traffic Crash weekly summary:

Monday April 15 through Sunday April 21, 2019, there were 88 traffic crashes worked by the Cape Coral Police Department.

REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).

Photo courtesy of the Cape Coral Police Department.

Photo courtesy of the Cape Coral Police Department.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

Traffic Tuesday - Too Fast For Conditions

Traffic Tuesday - Too Fast For Conditions

(March 19, 2019)- Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on what is driving too fast for conditions.

On days like today where we have some rain the roads get very slippery to the point that your tires lose friction. We should all know that a loss of friction is very bad when you want to turn or stop. Why would the roads be so much more slippery when there’ rain? The rain water fills all the crevices in the road where a lot of the oils had secretly hid away. Oil rises along with there being a thin layer of water on top of the road surface causes less friction between your tire and the asphalt roadway not to mention larger pockets of standing water. This means you should SLOW down when driving in the rain…..actually, you MUST slow down in the rain or you can receive a ticket.

Florida State Statute 316.183 governs driving too fast for conditions and states: No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event, speed shall be controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle, or other conveyance or object on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.

A violation of this statute is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation. 

REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

SCAM ALERT - Apple INC and iCloud

SCAM ALERT - Apple INC and iCloud

(March 16, 2019)- There have been reports of an Apple phishing scam that is going around to residents in Cape Coral and other locations. Even at least one of our law enforcement officers received five calls from the scammer. They don’t like to be let down apparently. The number on the caller ID is an actual Apple Store located in Miami but it is NOT actually from that store. There are apps that can mimic another phone number when someone calls you making it appear legitimate even if you Google the number.

The caller is an automated robotic voice saying that your iCloud account has been compromised and you should press 1 to get in touch with an Apple customer service agent. DO NOT fall for this scam. Contact with the actual Apple Store had the below message acknowledging unsolicited scam calls.

Follow the directions given by Apple in the recording below and do not become a victim of these cowardly criminals!!!!

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341